Now we know that Barack Obama will be US President again for the next 4 years we know for sure we have the chance to listen to some interesting speeches. There was barely time for the President to enjoy his victory and also for me it is time to get back to work and focus on the normal work influencing the future. The US elections were not the only trending topic on Social Media or the only exciting news coming from US. The release of Windows 8 kept me busy and two weeks ago Microsoft announced the release date of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 is set to December 1, 2012. The naming of this release makes me wonder what the naming of the next release will be: R3? What would Waldorf think about this :-)
The release also reminds me on another thing: the importance of innovation and the speed of innovation. According to Wikipedia Innovation is the development of new customer’s value through solutions that meet new needs, inarticulate needs, or old customer and market needs in new ways. This is accomplished through different or more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments, and society. Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a better and, as a result, novel idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself. Innovation differs from improvement in that innovation refers to the notion of doing something different rather than doing the same thing better.